US-Saudi arms deals 'dramatically understated'
An American think tank says it has found new data showing US arms deals with Saudi Arabia and the UAE are "dramatically understated" and billions more than previously reported.
All options on table for liberating Golan from Israel, Syria FM warns
Damascus warns Tel Aviv not to go too far in its occupation of Syria's Golan Heights, saying all options remain on the table for liberating the strategic region, which has been under Israeli occupation for more than five decades.
US likely to unveil ‘deal of century’ on Nakba Day
A report says the administration of US President Donald Trump will likely unveil its controversial proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in mid-May on the 71th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe).
Bad time to nuclearize Saudis
US senators warn Trump:
A bipartisan group of American lawmakers have raised concerns about Washington’s nuclear dealings with Saudi Arabia despite Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “deeply troubling actions” and his not-so-secret penchant for acquiring nuclear weapons.
Trump wrongly claims for third time his father was born in Germany
US President Donald Trump has wrongly claimed that his father was from Germany as he expressed frustration about the European country’s financial contribution to the US-led military alliance of NATO.
‘Builders of Walls Become Prisoners’
Pope Francis Knocks Trump’s Plans for Border Barrier:
Pope Francis warned leaders who want to erect barriers to keep migrants out that they “will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build".
UN chief warns of rising Islamophobia after Muslim massacre in New Zealand
Speaking at one of Sunni Islam’s most prestigious universities, the United Nations chief warns about the unbridled spread of Islamophobia across the international community, weeks after a shocking terror attack that killed dozens of Muslim worshipers at two mosques in New Zealand.
Saudi political detainees subjected to severe abuse
Leaked reports:
Leaked medical reports prepared for Saudi Arabia’s King Salman have for the first time provided evidence of the torture political detainees in the kingdom have been subjected to as part of the regime's violent crackdown on dissidents and possible rivals to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rule.
Saudi Arabia hacked Washington Post owner’s phone
An investigation into the leaking of Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ private phone data has revealed that Saudi Arabia hacked his phone, possibly because of the Post’s coverage of the state-sponsored murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.